Namwon City
Korea's Locale of Legendary Romance
Largest urban area of the Jiri-san Region,
Covering its northwest corner
2nd-most-important city of today's North Jeolla Province,
former capital of all Jeolla in the Goryeo and Joseon Eras
Filled with Cultural Heritage Legacies from the Joseon Dynasty and before
Jiri-san is listed as one of Korea's most sacred places on Martin Gray's
excellent Sacred Sites of the World website, on
this page about Korea.
For plenty of information and beautiful photos of the world's holy
pilgrimage destinations, get his excellent new 275-page book:
Earth: Places of Peace and Power.
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Sacred Sites of Namwon City:

Urban Area and north, northeast of it:
Deokeum-am Hermitage
Manin Shrine of Imjin Martyrs
Gyoryong-san Seon-gok-sa Temple
Guryong-gyegok Nine Dragons Waterfall and Gorge
Yongdam-saji Temple-Site
Shrines of the Northwestern Slopes

Jiri-san's Upper-North:  Samjeong-bong
Shilsang-sa, one of the Gusan Zen Temples
Yaksu-am, Geumdae-am, Anguk-am,
Seojin-am and Baekjang-am Hermitages
Western Macheon-myeon District:
Yeongwon-sa and Godam-sa
Sambul-sa, Munsu-am,  Sangmuju-am and Dosol-am
Other Shrines in the Area

Jiri-san's Inner Northwest:
Baemsa-gol Scenic Valley and Samdo-bong Peak
Banya-bong, Peak of Prajna Wisdom
Myohyang-am, the Mystical-Fragrance Hermitage
Shrines in the Unbong-myeon District
Deokchi-ri Pass BDDG Monument
Juji-sa and Yeowon-am
Manbok-dae, Gori-bong, Segeol-bong, Barae-bong & Deokdu-bong
Hwangsan Victory Monument at Hwasu-ri Village
Bloody Rock at Hwang-san